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They don't need to make a grab for them if the armed populace acquiesces anyway.
I do not see that occurring, they are fought diligently at every turn and the pro-2nd Amendment crowd is winning.
I wasn't talking about gun laws, I was talking about everything else.
Please don´t get me wrong I own several guns although, all are semi.
My opinion is, we are better off with our regulation (Germany).
Right. I have often heard that the 2nd is what guarantees all the other rights but it really hasn't. They didn't need to take away the guns and the issue is now just part of the dog and pony show.
But it didn't make a difference so, in the end it doesn't matter how much grumbling there was, they acquiesced.
I understand that there are groups who push through the channels provided within the system.
My point was that the right to keep and bear arms does not in and of itself guarantee anything and those in power know this.
I guess it is all about perspective. The 2nd Amendment revolves around the ability to overthrow tyrannical governments, while I feel ours has become oppressive I do not think it falls into the tyrannical just yet.
If we had armed insurrection every time there were laws we disagreed with instead of using the proper channels and recourses in an attempt to repeal them we would be no better than every banana republic in history.
That is why baby steps work so well. As long as the majority don't think something falls into the tyrannical there is no need to turn to the 2nd.
My point exactly. So why would there be a need to disarm?
Now, there is a very real need to keep vigilant but, there is also quite a bit of crying wolf going on.
This is exactly where the phrase 'least common denominator' applies. People would rather get involved in Kim Kardashian's personal life than be concerned about creeping privations to their rights.
I do not think there is any reason to disarm nor do I think anyone would get away with postulating, let alone attempting disarmament.
'Crying wolf' in what regard?
That anyone thinks that they can "get away with postulating, let alone attempting disarmament".